Saturday, 1 December 2018

* Crafts Galore Encore: Alex's Christmas Holiday

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December brings the final challenge of the year to Crafts Galore Encore. The theme, as always, is Anything Goes and we would love for you to join us!

 The generous sponsor this month is Lizzie Love from Oddball Art and the lucky winner will get a $10 store voucher.

I was lucky to receive a digi stamp to work with and I chose Alex's Christmas Holiday. Here is what I made:

I coloured Alex with Copics and added some white Posca pen highlights. I fussy cut her, leaving a thin white border. I made an inky background using an Inkylicious stamp loaded with Distress Oxides and Brilliance metallic gold ink. The stamp was spritzed with water to activate the inks and stamped onto white card. Once the ink was dry, I added some Memento black ink to the stamp's edges and re-stamped. Crystal Stickles was applied in dots to the edges of the stamping for extra sparkle. Alex was placed towards the left and  gold and black die cut sentiments were added. Unfortunately the card I used buckled more than I expected with the use of the water - I hope to get a chance to re-stamp the background. 
The white card was matted onto black card and lastly onto gold card, then adhered to the 7 x 7 inch card base.

Many thanks to Lizzy from Oddball Art for generously sponsoring this challenge and offering the $10 store voucher as prize for the winner.

I hope you'll pop to over to Crafts Galore Encore to see the DT's wonderful designs.

We'd love to see your creations. 

Remember the challenge is always 'Anything Goes' and so you can create any type of project - it doesn't have to be a card.

Thanks for stopping by today!

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Winter Wonderland  Christmas or Winter People 06/12 (#2)
Jo's Scrapshack #262 AG 07/12
Crafty Friends #98 Christmas 13/12 (#2)
Cardz TV #76 AG 13/12 
A Bit More Time To Craft #81 AG 14/12
A Perfect Time to Craft #12 27/12
Crafty Calendar Christmas Time 28/12
Crafters Castle #12 AG 31/12
Christmas Cards All Year Round AG 31/12 (#2)
Love to Craft #29 AG 31/12 (#2)

I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 


  1. Hi Carole this is a stunning card. You have coloured the image beautifully and the background is amazing. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. A gorgeous card Carole. The background look fabulous and the wonderful image is beautifully coloured xx

  3. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends. Very nice and Good luck!
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  4. Gorgeous card Carole and thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge hugs Sue x

  5. Beautifully coloured image and fabulous background
    Carol x

  6. Sweet Christmas card .Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT for

  7. Sweet card!! Thanks so much for participating in our WINTER WONDERLAND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  8. Wow you used a lot of wonderful techniques on this card and it came out beautiful!!! So very creative!
    Thank you so much for entering our Challenge at Crafter's Castle this week. Good luck :)
    Crafter's Castle

  9. Gracias por compartir con nosotros aquí en "A Perfect Time To Craft" y la mejor de las suertes con su entrada.
    Angie Scrapchild DT para

  10. A great creation.

    Thanks for joining us at Christmas Crafts All Year Round and all the best for 2019!

    Helen x


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